Needles Field Office

Rock Art - Who Passed This Way?

Archaeological resources are fragile and irreplaceable. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 Protect them for the benefit of all Americans.

Please Don't Erase The
Traces of America's Past

Any person who, without authorization, excavates, removes, or otherwise alters or defaces any historic site, artifact or object of antiquity on public lands of the United States is subject to arrest and penalty of law. Upon conviction this person or persons will be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than one year or both. Provided, however, that if the commercial or archaeological value of the archaeological resources involved and the cost of restoration and repair of such resources exceeds the sum of $5,000, such person shall be fined not more than $20,000 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent such violation upon conviction such person shall be fined not more than $100,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

 
Chuckwala on rock next to rock art.  BLM PhotoRock art on a large dark rock panel.  BLM Photo

 

 
Rock art on large boulders.  BLM PhotoRock art on a large boulder.  BLM photo

 

 

 
 
A large rock panel covered with Rock art.  BLM PhotoRock art on large boulders that have fallen from the rock face of a canyon.  BLM Photo

 

 

 
 
Rock art on lighly colored boulders.  BLM PhotoRock art on a lightly colored boulder with cracks and damage.  BLM Photo

 

 

 
 
Rock art on a cliff face.  BLM PhotoRock art on a very dark colored rock face.  BLM Photo

 

 

 
 
Rock art on a lightly stained boulder.  BLM Photo Rock art in the pictograph style, high on the canyon wall.  BLM Photo

 

 

 
 

 


Bureau of Land Management
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: (760) 326-7000
Fax: (760) 326-7099
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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